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Sri Lankan cricket coach Paul Farbrace (R) speaks with cricketer Mahela Jayawardene during the training session at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Farbrace's Sri Lanka coaching predecessor Graham Ford believes his energy and support will benefit te England set-up ahead of a new era

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Tim Groenewald hit his second fifty in a week

Batsman of the day

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Yorkshire’s Ryan Sidebottom appeals as James Middlebrook runs through for Northants

Yorkshire 459-9 dec Northamptonshire 94 & 149-4

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The New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder will try to restore his reputation at Essex

Jesse Ryder will join Essex as an overseas player next month in a move that will raise eyebrows across the county game.

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Peter Moores at his unveiling as England’s new coach at Lord’s

Diary of a cricket obsessive

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The gulf between Second and First Division cricket must suddenly seem unnervingly wide for Northamptonshire, who watched Yorkshire ruthlessly pile on the runs before themselves capitulating for 94 in just 30 overs between lunch and tea.

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Alastair Cook, left, with Ashley Giles

Alastair Cook, England’s captain, has absolved his fellow players of blame for Ashley Giles’ failure to become the new head coach. Giles was overlooked in favour of Peter Moores, having originally seemed favourite when Andy Flower quit in the wake of the winter’s 5-0 Ashes whitewash.

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Gary Ballance made 117 not out for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire

Peter Moores may not remember, and Gary Ballance will possibly hope that he doesn’t, but it was against Lancashire at Headingley in 2011, when England’s new head coach was guiding the Red Rose county towards a first outright County Championship for 77 years, that the Yorkshire left-hander bagged what so far is his only pair.

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Peter Moores at his unveiling as England’s new coach at Lord’s

The honeymoon period for England’s new head coach ended around five seconds after the appointment was announced. Unfortunately for Peter Moores, this is what tends to happen in second-time-around relationships.

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England Cricket captain Alastair attends a press conference at Lords cricket ground

The England captain has endured a hellish spell in charge - but is now looking forward

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Andy Flower (left) said in 2009 that Peter Moores would ‘definitely come back one day’

Flower said in 2009 that Moores would ‘definitely come back one day’

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Peter Moores has been re-appointed as England head coach

England coach returns and says this time he will let players be themselves, he tells Glenn Moore

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Kevin Pietersen gestures whilst fielding during the third day of the first international Test cricket match between England and South Africa at the Oval last year

The ECB managing director reiterated that there is no possibility of a recall for the exiled batsman, who famously fell out with Moores during his first spell in charge

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Peter Moores was criticised for failing to handle top players when he last led the England team

Peter Moores will be named as England’s new coach on Saturday, five years after being sacked from the job.

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Eoin Morgan admits he has plenty still to learn in Test cricket

Eoin Morgan does not have a bad word to say about Kevin Pietersen, a team-mate he says has been “always supportive and a pleasure to play with”. Yet the 27-year-old Dublin-born Middlesex batsman admits that the moment he heard that Pietersen’s England days were over he began plotting the revival of his own stalled Test career.

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Jonathan Trott playing in his first senior appearance since the Ashes in a pre-season friendly for Warwickshire earlier this month

Trott announced that he would be taking a break away from the game after the stress-related illness that forced him out of the Ashes Tour of Australia returned

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Jonathan Trott will take a second break from cricket after suffering a repeat of the stress-related illness that forced him out of the Ashes tour of Australia

Trott will take a second break form cricket less than a month after making his comeback

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Jonathan Trott will take a second break from cricket after suffering a repeat of the stress-related illness that forced him out of the Ashes tour of Australia

Trott has announced he will be taking a second break from all forms of cricket

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Jonathan Trott will take a second break from cricket after suffering a repeat of the stress-related illness that forced him out of the Ashes tour of Australia

Trott's comeback has lasted less than a month after reports claim the former England batsman suffered a setback in his recovery from the condition that ruled him out of the Ashes

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Ben Stokes has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions

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The ways of Manchester United are no mystery to Ryan Giggs – he helped re-establish them
COMMENTUnited go from ultimate outsider to ultimate insider, writes Sam Wallace
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REACTION David Moyes has been a target for pranks and jokes alike
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Newcastle fans protest against the club’s owner Mike Ashley after poor results since Boxing Day
ANALYSIS Moyes will return, but the biggest jobs may now be beyond him, writes Glenn Moore
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Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes
ANALYSIS The most successful manager in club's history was driving force behind appointing Moyes
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David Moyes alongside Ryan Giggs in the Manchester United dugout
COMMENT Signs that Moyes was close to breaking point were obvious, writes Ian Herbert
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David Moyes gets to grips with his new office on his first day as Manchester United manager
COMMENT A two-line comment announcing Moyes' departure summed up his short-spell at Old Trafford, writes Kevin Garside
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Renaud Lavillenie in action during last year’s World Championships in Moscow
athleticsHaving smashed Bubka's 21-year-old record, the French phenomenon says he can go higher
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Will Fraser ‘was as brave as they come’ but lacked bulk. Now that’s been put right
rugby unionNew-look Sarries ready for rematch with crack French side in Heineken Cup semi-final
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Lance Armstrong (left) and Johan Bruyneel in 2005
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The New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder will try to restore his reputation at Essex
cricketJesse Ryder will join Essex as an overseas player next month in a move that will raise eyebrows across the county game
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Yorkshire’s Ryan Sidebottom appeals as James Middlebrook runs through for Northants
Yorkshire 459-9 dec Northants 94 & 149-4: Home side frustrated by periods of rain and bad light, and by the resolve shown by Middlebrook
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Andy Murray reacts to losing a point in his defeat to Novak Djokovic in Miami
tennisThe British number one will be only the third person to be handed the honour
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Sebastian Vettel has admitted he is unhappy with a number of things at Red Bull
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton pictured in action during the Chinese Grand Prix
The Mercedes driver wins the Chinese Grand Prix
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Fernando Alonso is in his fifth year at Ferrari and does not look like adding to his two world titles
COMMENT Alonso was supposed to be the one racking up the titles in a career among the best, writes Kevin Garside
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Peter Moores at his unveiling as England’s new coach at Lord’s
cricketCOMMENT This is what tends to happen in second-time-around relationships, writes Stephen Brenkley
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